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28 Rare Pictures Of What Pledging A Black Greek Org Looked Like Back In The Day

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We have compiled a list of 28 rare pictures of what pledging a Black Greek fraternity/sorority looked like back in the day. We feel that these pictures honor NPHC history and give you a good look into the past. Enjoy!

Psi E's Lamp Club pledging Omega Psi Phi, 1949.

Psi E’s Lamp Club pledging Omega Psi Phi, 1949.

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  1. Honey-The Writer

    November 9, 2014 at 1:11 am

    I am in love with this photo album. My parents are both old school Fall 86/Spring 88 and I love looking back at their old pictures. Pledging was 10x harder back then but at my core I wish i could’ve had that kind of experience.

    • reg joe

      June 19, 2015 at 10:55 am

      All of a sudden, I feel old. I pledged Spr 87 on a charter line. Out of curiosity, why would you want our experience?

      • Honey-The Writer

        June 22, 2015 at 12:35 pm

        I may be wrong but I feel like people who pledged “old school” have a greater respect for their organizations and are more serious about the work of their orgs. And I feel like the ties betweens line brothers or sisters were wayyyyyyyyy stronger.

  2. Marcus Harris

    November 13, 2014 at 2:26 am

    First, Honey-The Writer, I’m assuming this is your article based on the name. I’m going to be respectful, i don’t know where you got this information from for slide “18, the Kappa line is correct. But no Lamp is in this picture. The 1988 Lampodos line at Lincoln University, Beta Chapter, was the Lone Dog, Solitary Soldier. You know how I know, because that Lamp was me, Marcus “Tym-X” Harris. I would appreciate it, if at all possible, to edit the comment about Omega Psi Phi out of this article. If need be I can send you a picture of a 1988 Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Beta Chapter Lampodos line, me! This is for the author, if Honey-The Writer is not the author disregard not for you!

    • watchtheyard

      November 13, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      Hello Mr. Harris,

      We corrected the picture. Would you be able to send us that picture that you mentioned? It can be done easily by attaching it to a comment below.


    • Honey-The Writer

      December 15, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Mr. Harris, I’m just seeing this. None of this comment you wrote is pertaining to me. I am not the person who wrote this article my username is simply “Honey — The Writer” for my disqus account.

  3. Jubilance

    November 19, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Why is there only one photo for Sigma Gamma Rho? I can point you to numerous sources of old school pledging photos of Sigma Gamma Rho and the Aurora Pledge Club.

  4. Jhiggz Kharique Merritt

    November 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    School gangs with a masonic twist

    • Leon Stokes

      April 26, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      You have no clue of what your talking about

      • Jhiggz Kharique Merritt

        April 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

        Yeah ok my boy is a Q in a meeting with masons they were told to get the most put of the pledge they must join the masons …again. u don’t even have a clue ..continue being a mindless sheep

        • Psi phi man

          June 8, 2015 at 3:25 pm

          He is in the outside looking in……

        • reg joe

          June 19, 2015 at 10:47 am

          Why do you feel the need to hurl insults? Can you not express yourself otherwise? To speak for your “boy” doesn’t make you a subject matter expert. Im a Sigma of 27 years (Pi Chi Chapter) a Past Master, a 32nd Degree Mason, an OES member and member of the AEAONMS (Shrine) and I can tell you that you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. Its odd that you would tell others that they are mindless sheep based off of what your “boy” related to you. Neither the BGLO’s or our lodges have direct influence on the other. We have members in both but that is a personal choice. I will not insult you because I don’t agree with you, nor will I call you names for not agreeing with me. There is simply no need for that. I wish you well.

          • Jhiggz Kharique Merritt

            June 20, 2015 at 8:22 am

            I wish u well too oath taker …yeah sworn to secrecy placed in coffins …knives put to your neck… dude you are apart of a lucifarian reptilian cult older then our civilization taken from them Kemetic and annunaki gods ..please before spewing your titles of grandure do your home work on your cult ..o h and if my degrees would be measured ..I would be 720….now research the demonology u are into and u have a nice day ……the baphomet is your leader ….smh

          • Jhiggz Kharique Merritt

            June 20, 2015 at 8:23 am

            I have studied all your lessons and then some …you know not the god u speak

    • ivypearl20

      May 7, 2015 at 4:50 am

      You are an ignorant wannabe that didn’t make line

      • Jhiggz Kharique Merritt

        May 7, 2015 at 8:05 am

        No faggot I’m a leader look up Positively Black bitch I’m a soloist..aint pledged to no fag frat and booty boys ….paddling my ass …bunch of freaks on greeks…get back to kemet

  5. mamanas01

    December 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I am loving this

  6. oscardgrouch

    December 9, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Love it!

  7. WiseguyIndustries

    March 23, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    3rd picture. The zetas with the kitty milk is mu beta chapter at Bethune cookman.

  8. SERIOUS 1

    March 24, 2015 at 6:35 am

    I will NOT share this article. How is it you can dedicate so many pictures of the other orgs but you can only share ONE picture of SGRHO and Iota? Are we not significant enough for you to do your research?

  9. DarLai

    April 1, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Slide 15 looks like it might be Tuskegee AKAs…

  10. Ivy

    April 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Is photo 17 an SGRho with her pinky up or is there something in the background?

    • SigmaStar

      April 27, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      The original hand sign for Sigma Gamma Rho/Aurora Club was the pinky with slight bend at the tip, not straight up in the manner that AKA’s hand sign is. It looks similar in the photo but is not the same.

      • ivypearl20

        May 7, 2015 at 4:51 am

        Everybody’s sign looks like AKA except Delta ijs

  11. ivypearl20

    May 7, 2015 at 4:41 am

    So fly n so pretty then and now. ..skeeeeweeeee

  12. Long Dong Man

    June 10, 2015 at 8:23 pm


  13. Lola Wilson

    July 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    More pictures of S G Rho should have been included in the interest of fairness. Next time request pics from headquarters.

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